Former Capitol Police Chief Inks Tell-All J6 Book Deal

Former Capitol Police Chief Inks Tell-All J6 Book Deal
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 23: Former U.S. Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund testifies during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and Senate Rules and Administration joint hearing on February 23, 2021 in Washington, DC. The committees are hearing testimony about the law enforcement preparation for and response to the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. (Photo by Erin Scott-Pool/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Former Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund’s book, “Courage Under Fire: Under Siege and Outnumbered 58 to 1 on January 6,” will be released on Jan. 3, 2023, almost exactly two years after the Jan. 6 riot.
  • Sund left the Capitol police force shortly after the riot.
  • The month after the riot, he testified to Congress that he hadn’t received adequate intelligence information to keep his forces from being understaffed.
  • He has told Congress that  he doesn’t believe his officers failed, saying, “Greatly outnumbered and against tremendous odds, they kept the members safe.”
  • According to Blackstone Sund’s book will give a “detailed and harrowing minute-by-minute account of the attack” and follow his “extraordinary journey from his command post on January 6 to his explosive behind-closed-doors testimony before the January 6 committee.”

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